Guide MICHELIN 2020

Purnell's Restaurant

(1543 Reviews)
55 Cornwall St, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 2DH
British, Gourmet, French
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Opening hours

Tuesday- Friday: 12:00 - 16:30 and 19:00 - 00.00
Saturday:18:30 - 00:00
Sunday - Monday: Closed.

Restaurant description

Situated in a Victorian redbrick building, Michelin-starred Purnell’s restaurant in Birmingham is a chic and contemporary dining space. Seamlessly fusing the heritage of its residence with modern accents in the dining room, the stylish restaurant space is flooded with natural light from the classically-Victorian arched windows.

With the living room restaurant space dedicated to sociable and relaxed fine dining, the Purnell’s menu offers a variety of inventive ‘Brummie tapas’ dishes, ideal for sharing. Sample dishes include spiced potato and lime croquettes with duck egg mayonnaise, and neck of lamb with capers and basil emulsion.

A selection of tasting menus are also available at the West Midlands restaurant, offering dishes such as tail fillet of beef rolled in liquorice charcoal, and waffles with foie gras butter with crispy chicken skin. A classic 3 or 5-course lunch menu offers contemporary British cuisine, such as duck breast with apple and celeriac puree, and roasted plaice with confit tomato and pickled shallots.

Offering informal fine dining and Michelin-starred cuisine, Purnell’s in Birmingham sits 6 minutes’ walk from Snow Hill train station. Diners are required to be of smart casual attire.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Purnell's Restaurant
(based on 1543 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (23)
  • al fresco (4)
  • breakfast (5)
  • business (333)
  • child friendly (10)
  • dinner (1215)
  • entertainment (111)
  • large parties (99)
  • lunch (791)
  • luxury (1015)
  • private dining (552)
  • romantic (730)
  • trendy (371)
  • value (213)
  • views (7)
  • By Sharon D from Birmingham
    10 March 2020

    Amazing sums it all up !

    7 March 2020

    Great experience ,really enjoyed,would definitely go again, perhaps a little rushed between courses must admit didnt expect to sit next to somebody wearing a tatty denim jacket, not expecting Black Tie, but a certain standard of dress. nice extra course with birthday wishes really appreciated

  • By Paul P from Birmingham
    29 February 2020

    The whole experience was excellent Ie service food etc Favourite dish was cod masala for my partner,and mine was the haddock and eggs Waiting staff were perfect. Once again thanks for a great night Regards Paul

  • By Elizabeth S from Solihull
    25 February 2020

    Excellent in every way - food, staff and ambience. Will definitely visit again

  • By Graham T from Solihull
    22 February 2020

    9 course tasting menu - One of the best meals I have ever had. Particularly enjoyed haddock and egg dish

  • By Chris G from Leominster
    21 February 2020

    As always our visit to purnells was superb. The staff are friendly and attentive and were happy to adapt the menu according to our preferences and dietary choices. The new maitre d- Yanic was great and made us so welcome. Once again the food was excellent and we would be hard pressed to choose a favourite dish. Thanks to all at purnells.

  • By Cheryl B from Birmingham
    20 February 2020

    Lovely small restaurant with interesting menu options. Experience slightly spoilt by uncomfortable chairs and table bases that were in the way of feet. Staff very attentive and friendly and kindly got me a different chair on request. Overall nice experience for a treat.

  • By Stephen S from Liverpool
    20 February 2020

    Service and quality was great. From the moment we entered the restaurant we were welcomed and made to feel very much as though we were the most important people to them. We had the 9 course tasting menus which was amazing. The quality of the food were as good as we have had in establishments similar. We would recommend to others and the stand out dish was the haddock and eggs!!!

  • By June B from Bicester
    15 February 2020

    Outstanding food! Really really great experience and loved all the food. Very difficult to pick favourite but the monkfish and the haddock and egg are right up there. What made it for us were the staff. Made to feel so welcome and service was fantastic.

  • By Charlie S from Birmingham
    15 February 2020

    It was so good I would murder for at least some of it. Super pricey though.

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Purnell's Restaurant
55 Cornwall St, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 2DH